Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Cashewnut Doughnut

heart shaped doughnut

All purpose flour - 2 ½ cups, sifted
Butter - 4tbspn
Sugar - 1 cup
Yeast - 1 packet
warm water - 2tbspn
Milk - ½ cup
Ground nutmeg - ¼ tspn
Whole cashewnuts - 25 no,powdered in blender
Egg - 1 no
oil for frying
How I Made:
Bowl 1:Mix yeast with the warm water.Leave for 5 to 10 minutes until yeast foam and bubbles.
Bowl 2:Melt the butter in microwave.Do not overmelt but butter should be in dissolved stage.Add warm milk and mix well.
Bowl 3:Whisk the egg and sugar until the sugar is dissolved.Transfer the bowl 2 mixture and whisk.Add bowl 1 ingredients and combine well.
Bowl 4:Mix flour,nutmeg ,cashewnut powder by adding the bowl 3 ingredients with spoon.Knead into soft dough.Apply vegetable oil and cover with a cloth or airtight container and keep in
a warm place to rise for 2½ hours.
Sprinkle flour on a wooden board and roll the dough into a ½" thickness.Cut the dough with the heart shaped cookie cutter.Sprinkle flour on a parchment paper and place the doughnuts and cover them to rise for 30 minutes.Preheat the oil and drop one doughnut at a time and fry light golden color in medium flame.Turn and fry to get the same color.Strain the doughnuts on a paper towel.Roll the doughnuts into the regular sugar or confectionary sugar.Serve warm .

Chocolate glaze :
Butter - 2tbspn
Cocoa - 2tbspn
Hot Water - 3tbspn
Powdered sugar - 1 cup
Vanilla extract - ½ tspn
Melt butter in a pan in low heat.Add Cocoa and water.Stir with ladel until mixture is thick.Remove from fire and add powdered sugar,vanilla extract and stir well.

Dip doughnuts into chocolate glaze. Lay parchment paper under the wire rack and place coated chocolate doughnuts on wirerack.Coat with toasted nuts at this stage.optional)

Brandysnap baskets is one of the recipe which I got inspired by lovely Haalo.
Hazelnut doughnuts(Haalo's) came in my mind when i came to know about tartelette's Time to make doughnut event but I have shelled one so decided to do with cashewnuts.
Love the taste of cashewnutty doughnuts glazed with chocolate.Made sufganiyots filled with cran pom jam tasted great.
Here goes my CashewnuttyDoughnut Hearts to Time to make doughnuts event by Tartelette.


Mythreyee said...

lovely doughnuts! looks so wonderful.

Tartelette said...

I love the heart shapes! So cute!
Thanks for your entry!

Asha said...

What a great looking heart doughnuts Vineela. You can send this to Zorra too, anything sweet and heart shaped for V day!:))

We Are Not Martha said...

These are adorable!! I've been seeing lots of doughnut recipes but these ones take the cake (hehe). I love anything heart-shaped :)

Grihini said...

i love those doughnuts already!

DEEPA said...

those doughnut are awesome ...I love the small doughtnut that you made !!!

Shyam said...

oh wow, those doughnuts look lovely! very professional.

Sagari said...

wowwwwwwww lovely doughnuts

Sagari said...

wowwwwwwww lovely doughnuts

Linda said...

Vineela, dear... as usual when I come around here, I wish I had your gift in the kitchen! I am glad I can peek in :)

Uma said...

The doughnuts are simply superb! Great post!

Ann said...

Such beautiful doughnuts!

Deborah said...

Your heart doughnuts are perfect!!

Bron said...

Oh such sweet and beautiful doughnuts, lovely!

Brilynn said...

Wow, those look awesome!

Peabody said...

I really love the idea of these...cashew is my favorite nut.
Thanks for participating.

Cakelaw said...

These are some of the sweetest looking donuts I have ever seen - thanks for posting them!

Gretchen Noelle said...

These donuts are adorable!!! Great job! The sound tasty as well!

Aparna said...

Think the cashew twist to the doughnuts is great. Your doughtnuts look like lovely little sugary cushions.